A glimpse of the boxing future with Graham Everett’s young stable

It's been a long time between fight nights in Norwich for city trainer Graham Everett – but he was a happy man after his stable came through unscathed on Saturday.

'Being back here was great,' said Everett, who was a major figure behind the success of local fighters like Herbie Hide and Jon Thaxton.

'It brought back really good memories of the past, but I think what we saw tonight was the future.'

Scott Moises, Nathan Dale, Ryan Walsh and, finally, Michael Walsh all delivered home successes.

'I said to expect something different and Michael's fight was one of the most ferocious, most exciting one-rounders you will ever see. It was brilliant. You can put that up with the all-time greats. It had everybody on their toes.'


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Walsh scored a first round win, coming back from a very early knockdown.

'As soon as Michael went down I looked at his face and I knew that he would come back,' he said. 'He is a warrior.

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'He is the best man you can possibly have in that situation – someone getting hurt and then coming back.'

'I was a fitting finale for what the night stood for - his father's memory

'Nathan was very, very clever and calculated - he's a big one for the future, and as for Scotty - tremendous. He boxed really well and loved it in his home city, and that is why we need the events at home so we can get fights in. Ryan was brilliant - what more can you ask for?

'We had a bit of everything and I hope the fans went home happy.'

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